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Why Most Open Source Development Projects Do Not Succeed?

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2 Author(s)
Evangelos Katsamakas ; Fordham University, USA ; Nicholas Georgantzas

Evidence suggests that only a small percentage of open source development (OSSD) projects are active, have significant participation, or have delivered operational software. We develop a system dynamics based simulation model to analyze the dynamics of open source project participation process and software development process. We show that the complex interaction between participation and development processes affects crucially success or failure.

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Emerging Trends in FLOSS Research and Development, 2007. FLOSS '07. First International Workshop on

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20-26 May 2007